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Novelty hats are styles worn for fun and/or costume. They can be whimsical and humorous, such as straw beach hats that have sunglasses built into the brim, or they can be costume or play versions of occupational hats, such as a fireman’s helmet or policeman’s cap.

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1940s novelty shell hat  - Courtesy of Wyomingvintage

1940s novelty shell hat

Courtesy of Wyomingvintage

1940s novelty cap -  Courtesy of alleycatsvintage

1940s novelty cap

Courtesy of alleycatsvintage

1950s novelty beehive hat  - Courtesy of vivavintageclothing

1950s novelty beehive hat

Courtesy of vivavintageclothing

1950s Catalina of California straw novelty hat - Courtesy of thespectrum

1950s Catalina of California straw novelty hat

Courtesy of thespectrum

1950s Italian straw novelty hat - Courtesy of poppysvintageclothing

1950s Italian straw novelty hat

Courtesy of poppysvintageclothing

1950s novelty hat - Courtesy of denisebrain

1950s novelty hat

Courtesy of denisebrain

1960s novelty hat with berries - Courtesy of pinkyagogo

1960s novelty hat with berries

Courtesy of pinkyagogo

1960s golf theme novelty hat - Courtesy of BonniesVintageClothesLine

1960s golf theme novelty hat

Courtesy of BonniesVintageClothesLine

1960s Madeira embroidered hat - Courtesy of sues*stuff

1960s Madeira embroidered hat

Courtesy of sues*stuff

1960s straw novelty hat with sunglasses - Courtesy of denisebrain

1960s straw novelty hat with sunglasses

Courtesy of denisebrain

1960s faux chignon Italian straw hat - Courtesy of HolliePoint

1960s faux chignon Italian straw hat

Courtesy of HolliePoint

1960s carnival midway novelty hat - Courtesy of Gilo49

1960s carnival midway novelty hat

Courtesy of Gilo49

1970s beer can novelty hat -  Courtesy of vivavintageclothing

1970s beer can novelty hat

Courtesy of vivavintageclothing

1970s novelty soda can hat  - Courtesy of decotodiscovintage

1970s novelty soda can hat

Courtesy of decotodiscovintage

1990s witches hat -  Courtesy of ladyscarletts

1990s witches hat

Courtesy of ladyscarletts